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Abbas wins renewed EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

Abbas wins renewed EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

The European Union assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc's latest rejection of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israeli minister calls for more settlement approvals

Israeli minister calls for more settlement approvals

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has summoned a meeting of top Israeli planning officials for next week to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, his office said on Thursday.

London Olympic loss from four years ago on Japanese minds

London Olympic loss from four years ago on Japanese minds

Japan will be without strikers Takumi Minamino and Musashi Suzuki when they take on Korea Republic in the final of the AFC U23 Championship at Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium today evening.